Today in History for 25th March 2019

Historical Events

1911 – L D Swamikannu publishes “Manual of Indian Chronology” in Bombay
1947 – Agreement of Linggadjati ratified in Batavia
1966 – US Supreme court rules “poll tax” unconstitutional
1969 – Ian Paisley and Ronald Bunting, loyalists in Northern Ireland are jailed for organising an illegal counter demonstration in Armagh on 30 November 1968
1978 – AIAW Women’s Basketball Tournament, UCLA beat Maryland 90-74 in Los Angeles
2001 – 73rd Academy Awards: “Gladiator”, Russell Crowe and Julia Roberts win

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Famous Birthdays

1868 – Bill Lockwood, cricketer (England all-rounder in 12 Tests 1893-1902)
1895 – Siegfried Handloser, German physician (d. 1954)
1948 – Richard Lundy, horse trainer
1953 – Mary Gross, actress/comedian (SNL, Club Paradise, Feds), born in Chicago, Illinois
1961 – John Stockwell, actor (Born to Ride, City Limits), born in Galveston, Texas
1970 – Magnus Larsson, Swedish tennis star

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Famous Deaths

1914 – Frederic Mistral, French poet (Nobel-1904), dies at 83
1962 – Auguste Piccard, Swiss explorer/balloonist, dies at 78
1965 – Viola Gregg Liuzzo, US civil rights activist, murdered
1995 – James Gardner, designer, dies at 87
2007 – Andranik Margaryan, 14th Prime Minister of Armenia (2000-07), dies at 57
2012 – Bert Sugar, American sports writer, dies from a cardiac arrest at 74

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